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...don't often post uprights but I looked this one, so here it is.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25mm ZE
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Across Loch Slapin...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:5 Nov 2013 - 4:22 AM
Tags:Highlands, Isle of skye, Landscape / travel, Lochaber, Scotland, Skye
Votes:Voting Disabled

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 4:36 AM

And as an upright it works. Great landscape.

Peter

Benlib
Benlib  23 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 5:08 AM

Amazing, shooting from a very low level I presume, adds a lot of interesting foreground and new reflection

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
5 Nov 2013 - 5:09 AM

This was made for a portrait format with the pebbles giving it a depth

Peter

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 5:50 AM

The clarity in the water is lovely. The rocks begin the beauty then the reflections and then the mountains and right into the sky. A wonderful image.

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6100 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:34 AM

I like this a lot, those little wisps of cloud and the beautiful reflections really give this a little bit extra, and it works in portrait as well. Lovely.

Andy

ronboy
ronboy  4 Scotland
5 Nov 2013 - 6:55 AM

Lovely capture. I like the foreground a lot

pink
pink  111583 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:09 AM

serenity defined

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:13 AM

like your comp and the light here Dougie.
R.

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1740 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom86 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:17 AM

Excellent image with superb clarity, the underwater rocks giving excellent but not distracting foreground interest.
Nigel

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:32 AM

The format strengthens the attraction, Dougie. Beautifully balanced composition and a superb rendition of the light.
Regards
Bill

whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 164 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England75 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 8:01 AM

I'm being a lone voice here, but I admit to a preference for your landscape format shots, Dougie, I find them more distinctive and feel that somehow your obvious love of the landscape comes across more strongly. I can't really explain that, although my personal feeling about 'uprights' is that they often tend to be more formulaic, somehow. Can't really explain that either. Certainly I find this an attractive piece, but it doesn't light my fire the way so much of your work does. Mind you, I'm feeling a bit rough this morning, so maybe I should just go back to bed BlushGrin

Regards
Alan

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 8:04 AM

I prefer the landscape format and even more the letterbox.
I'm up for comment Alan, go back to bed if you feel the need but not for my feelings.
No damage done.

Dougie

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 8:13 AM

It works well for me Dougie - I like all that detail in the loch. It's good to ring the changes and see the world in another way. We're going up to Assynt on Saturday for a short time to close the little house down for the winter.

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
5 Nov 2013 - 8:54 AM

I often prefer portrait to landscape shots Dougie, and love this one. That water is so clear and superb reflections too. Beautiful. Moira

AnneB50
AnneB50 e2 Member 2108 forum postsAnneB50 vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 8:58 AM

This works for me too, I love the clarity of the water in the foreground and the light in those cobbles is lovely.

Anne

AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
5 Nov 2013 - 9:38 AM

The wate is so beautifully clear and still....and this is Scotland!! Love the way that the rocks form such a wonderful foreground leading ones eye to the fabulous mirrored hills beyond. Ann.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 10:19 AM

Interesting to read Alan's comment and your reply: the content of this shot seems to suit the portrait format nicely and allows one to concentrate of the detail under water in the f/g before moving up to the reflected mountains.
R.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 10:56 AM

I rather like this Dougie, as the lead of rocks/pebbles into the water
takes the eye to the reflection
and a lovely scene
Lillian

DonMc
DonMc e2 Member 6DonMc vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 11:19 AM

This is a superb landscape and the portrait format suits it perfectly for me
Best regards, Don

Cliff1944
Cliff1944 e2 Member 2Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 12:29 PM

Beautiful clarity in the water.
Cliff

capto
capto e2 Member 21139 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 12:32 PM

Works a treat, great detail from front to back.Smile

ivor

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 12:40 PM

Just to get my tuppence worth in Dougie regarding the landscape/portrait debate,
I feel if you have a strong FG interest then perhaps portrait is better.
Works well with all the stones here I feel !!
Good shot.
Mick.

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 1:10 PM

Lots of foreground interest in this fine landscape image!! Nice work!!

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 2:42 PM

Crystal clear beauty very well photographed, and an image which hold so much charm. "Superb photography Dougie"

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43913 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 4:16 PM

Asymmetric paps, and the glimpse of a third in the distance.

I find myself agreeing with Alan's comments, but that may well be because we are not used to seeing you post uprights, Dougie. Plus the landscape normally lends itself naturally to a landscape format.

Malc

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4596 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 5:07 PM

Cracking shot !!!!.......good strong composition, with lovely detail in the f/g water.....works for me !!.....1st class stuff !

derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 5:42 PM

I didnt realise people had such strong landscape v Portrait preferences Dougie. Personally I shall be going for square format from now on to keep a foot in both camps GrinGrin
Its a great shot. I love the clarity of the water.
Derek

viscostatic
5 Nov 2013 - 6:31 PM

I must admit I probably wouldn't have thought of taking this in portrait format Dougie as my eyes would have gone straight to that wonderful reflection. Having said that you have made this different by adding foreground interest showing the stones through that beautifully clear water. So well done for being different and giving us a very beautiful image.

Phil

Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
5 Nov 2013 - 7:07 PM

Gosh that water is sooo clear Dougie, such a beautfully fresh and beautiful image...makes me want to paddle Smile

Mari

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1740 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom86 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 8:23 PM

Interesting comment trail on this image, I do feel the portrait format suits this image well although I more often prefer a landscape to letterbox format in landscape images. It is also so well balanced both vertically and horizontally, hence the UA.

Nigel

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 9:18 PM

Many thanks Nigel, always a big pleasure to get an award.

Dougie

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1020 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 9:26 PM

I would go for a square crop here too, and not just as a compromise between warring factions... I really appreciate your portrait format for landscapes, for the way they can lead the eye from here to there. But I'm not sure that it works here. The clear, light water is a barrier between the foreground and the reflections. Well that's how I see it...
Crop off a bit of sky, then crop to square - leaving a hint of the pebbles at the bottom as a baseline. And clone out that dark bit creeping in to the water on the left, the more you crop the more intrusive it becomes.
Moira

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 10:35 PM

What a beautiful glimpse of Skye. Heavenly. Such clear water and the three beauties at the back with the small tufts of clouds around their heads - a lovely sight!
Johanna

MalcolmM
MalcolmM e2 Member 928 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 8:32 AM

The portrait format gives us the bonus of that lovely foreground of pebbles in clear water. Lovely Skye image.
Malcolm

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